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Yep, and that doesn't mean you can't install a dedicated GPU (in fact all reviews for that motherboard include a dedicated GPU).
Note: That motherboard also comes with a feature that allows the OS to switch to the dedicated GPU on a need by need basis - when you are in the desktop and doing light stuff, the integrated GPU in the CPU is in use, when you need to play something or load a GPU heavy tool, the dedicated GPU kicks in (disclaimer: I am not sure how good this works because I never tried it)
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 13:19
Havent bought anything yet and the motherboard is compatiable with the CPU 0.o
And honestly probably not looking into overclocking it, will let it do what it does; even if I do it wont be a far push.
Forgot to mention I will be using this desktop as a gaming module.
For games like Skyrim, Crysis, Starcraft, etc...
Posted 25 February 2013 - 19:25
How is it 100$ more? A decent z77 should cost $100 on its own?
Are you using pcparticker.com?
Ah, you went for a Sabertooth. That's too far towards the high end, especially if you're not overclocking. Look at ASRocks Extreme 4 or 6, or Gigabyte's competing model.
If the PC is for gaming, don't waste money on the i7. Get an i5 3570K (if you plan on overclocking) and put the difference towards a 7970. You'll get better performance in games this way.
As for the mobo, try to go with the latest chipset unless the price difference is big.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:28
Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:01
Hmmm could you explain to me why for the i5? Im not doubting you, I just prefer to hear some reasoning behind something suggested. It would seem feasible since its about $100 cheaper lol! Hmm they dont seem to have a 7970 that is 2GB PCIe 3 x16, if you could link to me one almost fitting the criteria above??
Reedit: Your answer would be Hyper-Threading, do I need it? Answer is no, so im going with the i5! Thanks mate you saved me $100
Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:37